Born in Kanagawa. After graduating from Meiji University in 1987, he joined Sumitomo Life Insurance Company. Since 2004, he has been serving as an auditor/external director at listed companies at such as TSE Mothers and First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, while concurrently served as Chief Advisor of Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, and Director of Japan Open Innovation Council. He has been working on overall corporate management and corporate governance for the companies which are from start-ups to publicly traded. He was appointed as External Auditor of CELM in 2020.